The Elevate programs are selective programs for high-achieving college students interested in learning about a fast-paced career in the professional services industry. You will embark on a journey of self-discovery and learning with PwC and other students from across the country. You will gain valuable insight into our firm and our people while discovering leadership skills that you can use on campus and beyond. The programs are designed to help you experience PwC's culture and values through a variety of community service, team-building and networking activities. Be prepared to stretch your imagination and challenge yourself to elevate your capacity and proficiency as a leader.

This summer we will host several Elevate programs across the country. PwC offices are grouped into twenty individual markets throughout the country, most of which offer an Elevate program. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the program in which they might want to pursue internship or full-time employment. Most Elevate programs are 1-2 days in length and travel and accommodations will be provided by PwC depending on the individual program components and location. Please contact your recruiter directly for further information.

Students cannot attend more than one Elevate program. During the on-campus interview process your recruiter will discuss with you which program may be more appropriate based upon your qualifications and summer schedule.

Market City 2017 Program Dates
Advisory Chicago June 8 - 9
Carolinas Charlotte June 14-16
Florida Tampa May 24 - 25
Greater Atlanta Atlanta May 17 - 19
Greater Atlanta Birmingham June 13 - 15
Greater Atlanta Nashville May 15 - 16
Greater Chicago Chicago May 24 - 25
Greater Chicago Des Moines June 14 - 15
Greater Michigan Detroit May 9 - 10
Greater Houston Houston July 13 - 14
Lake Erie Farmington, PA June 5 - 6
Minneapolis Minneapolis May 31 - June 1
Missouri Kansas City July 11 - 12
Missouri St. Louis May 31 - June 1
New York Metro New York June 19 - 21
New York Metro Stamford May 31 - June 2
North Texas Dallas July 19 - 20
Northeast (Wave 1) Boston May 22 - 23
Northeast (Wave 2) Boston June 6 - 7
Northeast Hartford May 30 - June 1
OKI Cincinnati, Columbus,
Indianapolis, Louisville, Lexington
May 22 - 24
Pacific Northwest Portland July 27-28
Pacific Northwest Seattle June 14-15
Philadelphia Metro Philadelphia & Harrisburg June 5 - 6
Rockies Denver July 27 - 28
Rockies Salt Lake City May 18 - 19
San Francisco San Francisco July 13 - 14
San Jose San Jose July 20 - 21
SoCal LA and Phoenix July 18 - 19
Washington Metro McLean June 7 - 8
Washington Metro Baltimore May 30 - 31

Why apply to Elevate?
PwC's Elevate programs are prestigious events. We receive overwhelming interest in them each year. As an Elevate attendee you will have the opportunity to:

  • Enhance your learning of the professional services industry and PwC's Tax, Assurance and Advisory services.
  • Build your network of PwC professionals and college peers across the United States.
  • Get an inside track on internship opportunities at PwC.
  • Continue to develop yourself and your brand.
  • Generate excitement related to your goals and future opportunities in professional services.

Am I eligible to apply?
Students should demonstrate some of the characteristics we find critical to success at PwC and meet the criteria listed below. The Elevate programs are NOT open to any student who a) has completed a PwC internship, b) has accepted an offer for a future PwC internship, or c) will have accepted an internship or full-time employment offer from another Big 4 accounting firm prior to attending an Elevate program.

Degree Seeking:

Bachelor's, Master's

Major or Minor:

Accounting (with intent to be CPA eligible upon graduation). Some Business Administration, Finance, Information Systems and Computer Science, Liberal Arts, Math, Marketing, Engineering and Health related majors may also be considered.


3.0 or higher cumulative GPA; 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA preferred

College Class Status:

Sophomore status in a four-year program or junior status in a five-year program.

How do I apply?
Look on for opportunities to apply at your school! Be sure to also visit your campus career center website to see if PwC will be on your campus conducting interviews for the Elevate Program. Selected candidates will participate in a recruitment process including interviews and interactions with a PwC partner or principal, client service manager and/or recruiter.

What are recruiters looking for in Elevate candidates?
During the selection process recruiters are looking for individuals who meet our eligibility criteria and demonstrate some of the characteristics we find critical to success at PwC. At PwC, we understand that investing in diverse talent, as well as maintaining an inclusive culture that supports equal employment opportunity principles, promotes innovation, enhances perspectives and solidifies global relevance for our clients' business, as well as our own.

At the Elevate programs we are looking for participants to remain engaged, excited and inquisitive throughout the experience. While the programs are designed to enhance your exposure to and understanding of professional services and PwC, they are also an opportunity for you to teach us about you and all of the great things you have to offer. As with most other things, you will get out what you put into it.

Can you tell me about the cost, travel and logistics of this event?
Travel and accommodations will be provided for Elevate programs, depending on the individual market program (please ask your recruiter). Details pertaining to program logistics will be communicated within the program invitation.

How many people attend the Elevate programs?
The size of Elevate programs vary by city and market, but PwC hosted approximately 1,840 students at market programs in 2016.

What if I can’t attend the whole event?
Given the competitive nature of this program, the event is available only to those students who can commit to attending the entire program. Please discuss any potential conflicts with your recruiter.

What is the next step after attending an Elevate program?
The Elevate programs are intended to help you develop the skills and characteristics to be successful in the professional services industry. In the past many of our Elevate participants have received internship offers with PwC and ultimately become full time employees. Our goal is to help provide all participants with a solid understanding of the opportunities at a firm like PwC and help lay the foundation for a successful career, whatever you decide that may be.

What if I am not selected for an Elevate program? Have I ruined my chances to intern or work for a firm like PwC?
Absolutely not! Acceptance into our Elevate programs is a competitive process and we cannot always invite all candidates in which we see potential. We recognize that this is often one of the first steps in the recruiting process for many students -- look at it as the beginning, not the end. The selection process for our Elevate programs is similar to the internship and full time recruiting process, so applying for Elevate is great practice for the internship/full time recruiting process. Whether or not you are selected for Elevate, applying is still a fantastic way to start building a relationship with PwC. With the understanding that not all students can participate in our Elevate programs, our local markets host a number of open social events and networking opportunities throughout the spring and summer that we encourage you to take advantage of. For further information on the events taking place in your local city/campus please reach out to your recruiter.

Did you know?

PwC is offering a new employee benefit to help reduce your student loan debt.

STEM Careers

In order to keep up with the fast pace of change, we need people who have the right background and skill sets to meet the expectations of our clients and the industry.


Whether you are creating your resume, preparing for an interview, or building your network, CareerAdvisor can help you successfully launch your career.

Our culture

We recruit top talent with a focus on diversity and inclusion.

Our offices

Did you know?

PwC was ranked #1 in the Accounting 50 and #1 in Prestige by for the 4th year in a row!


On Campus newsletter

PwC's On Campus newsletter allows you to explore issues that we believe will help you in your career search. From career development opportunities, to our firm's internship program, to what it is like to work here, this newsletter will provide you with insights that will help you discover what it takes to become a part of PwC. Read our latest issue and learn more about PwC professionals at work.

Read the current issue